We are looking for student midwives who have trained in the UK and are due to qualify and be eligible for entry onto the UK NMC register by April 2024, or Band 5 midwives that wish to join our preceptorship as part of an adapted programme.
Its a brilliant time to be a part of this new journey here with us at Birmingham Womens Hospital. Provision of seamless maternal care and wellbeing for all women, families and birthing people is at the forefront of our practice. Our midwives strive to provide holistic care for all service users and pride ourselves on expertise, knowledge and the delivery of evidence based, family centered midwifery care.
We have a fantastic 12-month preceptorship programme covering a variety of departments, supported by our three dedicated preceptorship leads, a 24/7 clinical support team and our professional midwifery advocate (PMA) service. You will have the option to join either our traditional rotational preceptorship programme (covering broad range of areas including Antenatal, Postnatal, Delivery Suite, Birth Centre and Community rotations), or our continuity of care team preceptorship package.
We are able to support full time and part time applications with a trust flexible working policy to support work life balance. Unfortunately we are unable to support any further applications that would require NMC OSCE at this time.Main duties of the jobWhy should you come and join us at Birmingham Womens Hospital?
- We offer a supportive and developmental preceptorship programme with a dedicated preceptorship and clinical educator team
- Newly Qualified Midwife study days throughout the 12 month programme
- Opportunities to gain further development/qualifications and career progression e.g. NIPE Qualification, Management Matters, Leadership and Management, Aromatherapy etc.
- A flexible working approach for example, we can offer full or part time hours, longer or shorter days.
- Staff improvement huddles as a midwife with us you will have a key involvement in continuous service improvement initiatives and driving changes within the department.
- Multi-disciplinary team working.
- Professional Midwifery Advocates (PMAs) who provide expert clinical supervision, support and guidance when needed.
- Special interest groups we have team members supporting specifically with safeguarding, auditing, student mentorship, infant feeding, infection control and more.
- Preceptorship Midwife as dedicated line manager.
Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families. Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.
Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas.
Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care.
Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.
Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.
When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).
Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Registered Midwife BSc or equivalent degree / eligible for entry onto the NMC midwifery register
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- Demonstrates knowledge of current midwifery practice across a broad range of maternity service provision.
- Has gained an extensive range of clinical skills / knowledge to be enhanced by entering preceptorship programme
- Able to assess and devise, implement, monitor and evaluate plans of care.
- Knowledge of Child Protection policy and legislation in practice
- Basic IT skills use of clinical systems as required
- Able to take the lead in caring for low risk women
- Confident to cope with complex obstetric and medical situations in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team.
- Have excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills, appropriate across a range of ethnic and socio economic groups
- Team working
- Able to work as an individual and as part of a team
- Demonstrate an understanding of the practices of equality and inclusion in the delivery of this role
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